alaska trout fishingWe’re rapidly approaching the most beautiful season of the year: autumn’s peak. Our seasoned, certified fishing guides have officially begun to target silver salmon and rainbow trout here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge in Cooper Landing, Alaska. As temperatures subtly dip and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge transforms into a jaw-dropping blend of marigold, kelly green, and amber, anglers from across the globe flock to our particularly beautiful slice of the Kenai Peninsula to hook the plumpest rainbow trout on earth. If you’ve ever spent a week on the teal Kenai River, you already know that Alaska trout fishing is unrivaled. Fall trout fishing, in particular, is a visually-striking and exhilarating experience as 30-inch Alaska rainbow trout swarm in these serene waters.

Alaska Trout Fishing near Drifters Lodge

Kenai River Drifters Lodge remains your bet for those hoping to bait, hook, and reel in near-record-sized Alaskan trout. Don’t forget your camera, because you’ll want these memories to last a lifetime! Almost all of these monster rainbow trout are native to the Kenai River, so they’ve had the opportunity to grow to eye-popping sizes. To ensure that these plump, trophy rainbow trout continue to thrive here on the Kenai Peninsula, we practice catch-and-release during all seasons.

Types of Trout Fishing Trips

If you take a glance at our extensive list of full-day fishing trips at, you’ll quickly notice that we provide visiting anglers with a wide variety of journeys. Our Alaska fly fishing trips are exceedingly popular as we have much more success in the river than on drifts. But the possibilities are seemingly endless as we know this glorious land like the back of our hands. Trout fly fishing is equally exciting for beginners and experts as our patient, certified Alaska fishing guides offer coaching techniques for those who’re just getting their “feet wet.”

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Choosing a Location

Yes, we’re located along the banks of the Kenai River, and it’s perhaps the best Alaska trout fishing location in the Last Frontier. But we also usher guests to several other gorgeous areas. Here’s a shortlist of potential expeditions:

  • Kenai River
  • Russian River
  • Kasilof River (steelhead trout only)

A Premier Kenai River Lodge

After a full day of genuinely unforgettable trout fishing in the bright Kenai River, you’ll retreat to Drifters Lodge for a delicious, home-cooked dinner, riverside bonfire, and well-deserved slumber. All of our sizable log cabins are comfortable, rustic, and just steps from an Alaska trout fishing adventure. There’s still limited availability for the upcoming fall fishing season, so act fast! To learn more about our remaining Alaska fly fishing trips, please give us a call today at 1-907-595-5555.